Are you or someone you know struggling with a crisis pregnancy?
If you just found out you’re in a crisis pregnancy, your mind is reeling. You don’t want your life to come to a grinding halt and you don’t know if you can adequately care for a child. You have several options to choose from, but one that isn’t talked about as often is A D O P T I O N. Is it a good option for you and your unborn child?
You can choose your child’s family.
Many adoption agencies work with you to help you choose an adoptive family. They carefully vet families to ensure your baby will grow up with a good family who will provide for him or her; not only financially but emotionally and physically. Through the adoption agency you choose, you can view profiles of adoptive families to find a match with qualifications you want.
You can choose how much contact you want with your child.
If you want to watch your child grow up, you can choose an open adoption so you can have ongoing visits. Another option is less open, but you can still receive updates, photos, and letters, about your child. Finally, if you don’t want contact with the adoptive family and your child, you can choose a closed adoption. You will want to provide a full medical history, however, so your child and the birth family have information when it comes to making medical decisions.
You can wait to be a parent until you’re ready.
Adoption allows you to wait to take on the responsibilities of parenting until you are ready. It helps you make sure your child has all the opportunities you want them to have and gives you the freedom to choose your own life path.
You can stay in school or continue your career.
Becoming a parent at a young age or while you are trying to establish your career can affect your choices for the future. Adoption is a good choice if you want to continue high school or college or if you are just starting your career.
You can give your child life.
When you choose adoption over an abortion, you are giving your child a chance to live a full life. You don’t have to face the regret of wondering what his or her life would have been like if you had decided on adoption.
If you would like more information on Adoption as an alternative to parenting, please contact our office 910. 392-0001.